On December 2, 2003, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a rule that amends several requirements associated with the Special Registration program. Under the new rule, individuals subject to Special Registration are still subject to departure controls that require them to use only designated ports of departure when departing the U.S., but they are no longer subject to the requirement to report to DHS offices in between entry and departure (the so-called 30-day and annual re-registrations). The rule also provides that F, M, and J nonimmigrants that report changes in address and educational institution as required through SEVIS are not required to also report those changes using Form AR-11SR. The changes to Special Registration are effective immediately. [68 Fed. Reg. 67578 (December 2, 2003)] AMDOC#: 200312001